The Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M) is committed to creating an agency culture of accessibility for all Utahns. We acknowledge all individuals should have equal access to our programs and services. We recognize the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil right by law. We will unceasingly strive to comply with this law and go beyond. UA&M will also serve as a resource and guide for accessibility work at cultural organizations across the state. We recognize this work as a journey, never complete.

A complete copy of our draft Accessibility Plan is accessible here.

Planning a visit to one of our offices? There are accessibility guides for our locations here.

Our agency uses the National Endowment for the Arts Venue Accessibility Checklist as a guide to evaluate the accessibility of venues we use when hosting events, workshops, meetings, and more. We encourage all cultural entities to use the list to help guide their decision-making and ensure accessibility for all. 

Please use this form to let us know how we can do better with meeting accessibility needs as an agency. 

Learn more about Breaking Barriers: A Cultural Accessibility Project, our partnership with Art Access. 

LEAD 2024 Conference Financial Assistance Application

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is offering financial support to help arts organizations, museums, and other cultural organizations from Utah attend the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disabilities (LEAD) 2024 Conference in Seattle, Washington. Organizations can apply for assistance to send up to two employees to LEAD. Financial support will vary from $1,000 - $2,000 per organization. Apply now.

LEAD (July 31 – August 2) offers professional development for organizations working in: 

  • Accessibility and ADA/504 Administration 
  • Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion 
  • Community Outreach, Education, and Engagement 
  • Box Office, Admissions, Sales and Marketing 
  • Visitor Services, Front of House and Customer Service Management 
  • Venue Operations, Facilities, Designers and Production 
  • Human Resources and Volunteer Management 
  • General Management and Administration 

Recipients must be an arts, museums, culture or heritage organization that is located in Utah. Applicants must apply no later than June 14th. Conference registration ends July 10, 2024.

Please email or call (801) 953-3859 with questions or to request the application in another format. 

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